Feeling Groovy (part 2)
Hand-in-hand, the bunny and I skipped up the path. I saw lollipop trees and candy floss clouds. Birds sang the familiar words, "Feeling groovy."
The music grew louder. We climbed a small hill and saw a group of people dancing to music made by a brown bear with a guitar and an orange cow with a cowbell hanging around her neck.
The bunny led me over to a woman who was leaning against a lollipop tree. Her dress was fashioned from a fabric of eye-pooping colours -- orange, yellow and green swirls. The sleeves were wide, the skirt full. Round, steel framed glasses balanced on her nose and a thin, leather band wrapped around her head. Her sun-bleached, straight hair fell to the middle of her back. I watched as she wove daises into a long chain.
The bunny seemed to exploded with joy. "She came. She came."
"Chill, dude. Don't have a cow." Her words swirled around lazily in the air until they finally landed on my eardrums. "It's all cool. Everything is groovy."
"She came. She came," he sang. "This is her. This is Mara."
The woman finished making the daisy chain. She didn't walk, she danced in a flowing spiral over to where I stood. "Far out." She slipped the chain over my head. "Welcome to my side of the wall." And I thought she said, "My name's Wendy."
But when I repeated her name, she corrected me. "No, my name's Windy -- with an 'I' Dig?"
"Dig? Dig what?" I asked.
Instead of answering me she joined the party.
Everyone had long hair. The woman wore dresses like Windy's. The guys' blue jeans were faded and their cotton shirts hung loose.
Windy's arms flew gracefully in the air like wings. Her bracelets sparkled in the sunlight. Her dress floated around her like feathers.
A few minutes later, Windy rejoined me. "What's the matter?" she asked. "Don't you like the tune?"
"Yes, I like --"
She didn't wait for me to finish my sentence. "Well, then join the happenin', man."
"No, I'm too shy." I told her.
"Mellow out." Was all she said before she returned to the party.
Maybe, here, I can dance. I closed my eyes. The music filled my body. I felt like I was flying on each note. I feel so, so groovy.
"Outta sight," I heard Windy say.
I opened my eyes, and I was dancing.
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